GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE (1848 – 1894)
Title of artwork: "Paris Street, Rainy Day"
Ready to hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe. Outer frame are not included!
Technique: printed on canvas nowadays
Diagonal: 33,9" or 86 cm.
Size: 27,6" x 19,7" (in) or 70 x 50 cm.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Caillebotte was a French painter who was a member and patron of the
Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others
in the group. Caillebotte was noted for his early interest in photography as an
art form. For many years and in part because he never had to sell his work to
support himself, Caillebotte's reputation as a painter was overshadowed by his
recognition as a supporter of the arts. Seventy years after his death, however,
art historians began reevaluating his artistic contributions. His striking use
of varying perspective is particularly admirable and sets him apart from his
peers who may have otherwise surpassed him. His art was largely forgotten until
the 1950s when his descendants began to sell the family collection. In 1964,
The Art Institute of Chicago acquired Paris Street; Rainy Day, spurring
American interest in him. By the 1970s, his works were being exhibited again
and critically reassessed. The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and
the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas) organized a major retrospective
display of Caillebotte's painting for exhibition in 2015–2016, to pursue
further the rediscovery of his work.